Nature and tradition
- History: The park had been called following the twin peaks of Mount Blanshard close to the peak’s boundary that is western. Initially element of Garibaldi Provincial Park, the establishment of Golden Ears Park in 1927 respected the almost impenetrable mountain barrier involving the two areas.
- Cultural Heritage: human being task in Golden Ears, both previous and present, is restricted towards the available Alouette Valley within the south of this park. Within the 1920s, the forested slopes of this valley became your website of BC’s best railroad signing operation until a disastrous fire swept through the valley in 1931. The pond and its own forested environments had been additionally the conventional searching and fishing grounds when it comes to Douglas-Lillooet (Interior Salish) and Katzie (Coast Salish) very First Nations peoples.
- Conservation: The park represents the Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic area and is described as a second-growth woodland of western hemlock, western red cedar and Douglas fir. You will find a variety of sphagnum bogs during the end that is south of Lake.
- Wildlife: The park’s lush plant development, numerous waterways, and mountainous landscapes offer habitat to a number of animals including beaver, deer, black bear, and hill goat.
- View the Golden Ears Park bird list PDF
- Management Preparing Information
- Golden Ears Park Management Arrange PDF 2.94MB (2013 november)
Activities Offered At this Park
You can find no suggested technical climbing opportunities in Golden Ears Park. There’s two hills accessible by official tracks that want intermediate abilities to achieve the peaks. Both are long strenuous hikes needing equipment that is proper experience.
Alouette hill is accessed on 11 kilometres of path from Mike Lake utilising the Incline and Alouette hill Fire Access tracks. A return journey will simply simply simply take 9 or 10 hours. Make sure to just take water and expect snow well into June.
The Golden Ears are accessed from the western Canyon parking great deal through the West Canyon/Golden Ears Trail. This 12 kilometre trail posseses a level modification of 1500 metres. Recommended one of the ways time is 7 hours. The circular journey is an overnight expedition for many nevertheless the fittest. There are camping sites at Alder Flats and Panorama Ridge, start to see the wilderness/walk-in camping information. Ascent of this North Ear is made of the left (eastern) part across a permanent snowfield. Careful attention is recommended and appropriate gear is suggested. Liquid might be scarce beyond Alder Flats. Expect snowfall on Panorama Ridge well into July.
Anybody fishing or angling in British Columbia need a suitable licence. No powerboats or any other motorized art are allowed on Mike Lake.
Golden Ears Provincial Park provides a number of possibilities for hiking and walking amongst a environment of lakes, channels, hill peaks and valleys. For the very own security together with conservation for the park, please maintain designated trails and obey posted signs.
There was a substantial system of over 20 kilometres of gravel/dirt horse tracks within the park. Look at the park map for horse-specific tracks PDF. Horses aren’t allowed on tracks apart from those designated from the park map. A license is just needed for commercial utilization of the horse tracks.
No camping with horses is permitted in park frontcountry (parking lots, day-use areas, or any area lower than 1km from the park road), or perhaps in the automobile available campgrounds. Day-use stopover is allowed during the Southern Beach corral area, but horses must stay in the corral or on a designated horse path.
Take note: it’s dangerous for horses to get viewpoint that is past regarding the East Canyon Trail. The floodplain area of Gold Creek has mudholes. Horses aren’t allowed regarding the East/West Canyon Connector Trail therefore the Gold Creek Bridge.
Pets on Leash
Dogs must certanly be for a leash, no more than 2 metres very long, and in check after all times, including in campsites, campgrounds as well as on tracks within 1km of the Parkway Road.
Pets/domestic pets aren’t permitted when you look at the areas that are picnic beaches, marked down swimming areas or park structures. Dogs are strictly prohibited during the primary Alouette (South Beach) day-use area, which can be accessible from parking lot #2, and from Campers Beach, between Gold Creek and Alouette campgrounds.
Dogs are allowed (on leash) in just two coastline areas: during the North Beach day-use area close to the outflow part of Gold Creek into Alouette Lake as well as the Alouette (South Beach) day-use area between your watercraft launch while the canoe leasing shop, which can be accessible from parking great deal no. 1.
Tracks beyond 1km associated with the parkway road are considered backcountry and dogs can be off a leash but must certanly be in check all of the time. Nonetheless, backcountry areas aren’t suited to dogs or any other pets as a result of rugged terrain, wildlife problems in addition to possibility of difficulties with bears.
There is certainly swimming offered by all campgrounds and day-use areas.
Marked swimming areas are offered by June 17 to September 5 during the Alouette (South Beach) day-use area and Campers’ Beach between Gold Creek and Alouette Campgrounds. Swimmers outside marked swimming areas should work out careful attention due to energy ships running regarding the lake. Please be aware it is a criminal offenses to tamper with or harm life-saving gear during the rescue channels.
Please be aware that we now have no lifeguards on responsibility at provincial areas.
Facilities Offered By this Park
There clearly was one four-lane concrete area ship launch during the south end of Alouette Lake. There was parking that is overnight for automobiles and trailers into the motorboat launch parking area. There isn’t any nearby marina to moor ships instantly. Waterskiing is allowed. It’s not suggested to go out of your ship overnight when you look at the water because of theft. The park now offers ship camping that is accessible the pond; start to see the rustic marine campsites information.
The water level in Alouette Lake may vary considerably due to water management by BC Hydro during months outside the summer season. Boaters should always be particularly wary during low-water conditions, as submerged stumps as well as other hurdles might be hazardous to navigation.